Really Struggling With The Cost Of Dsl40c Head Chassis

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  1. stringtree

    stringtree Well-Known Member

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    Here is food for thought.... Why don't you take it to an amp tech that can give you a ext speaker out. This way you will have the best of both worlds. If you just need the combo, you got it. If you need the sound of a cab, then take the cab when needed.

    Probably half the cost of the shell....

    I just got a Fender Champion 110 combo amp that has this feature, and I dig for that reason too. Don't always need a cab, but when one does, you will have it...

    Something to think about.....
     
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    That’s an excellent vid on how it’s done, funny how when I was typing all the stuff about doing it the little things you tend to forget/ or think everyone all ready knows ( take the corners off remove the speaker grill cloth) my hats off to you stringtree! Excellent vid for anyone wanting to tackle this type of project! Cheers Mitch
     
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    Thats just a video I found showing how it could be done...
     
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    Well then thanks for sharing it brother, I am sure many more heads of 40c combos will start being transported around, for those who have been wanting a head version! Cheers
     
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    Lol .. So you would have left the bottom stop on as well then !!!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words Mitchell Pearrow!

    The OP has stated his skill level, yet the video gives an idea whats involved whatever he ends up deciding.
     
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    So very true, options are all ways a good thing to have, like a quality plan B, now I am going to get off topic a bit , when I ran my origin into the 40c, (in dual mono) if I would have gotten the tone I-was after, and liked it more than what I am now getting with the mosfet, I was going to put the 40c’s chassis into the mosfet head shell but inverted, but I seem to like the mosfet and origin as a pair better, so I haven’t chopped up any thing to date! Cheers Mitch
     
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    Seriously..what I'm I on ignore?...look at this headbox it looks almost Identical to the cut down combo version posted earlier. It's an Mg100 box. What's your chassis dimensions? 15498237960551182808381904185926.jpg
     
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    Just measured the Face of the DSL40C
    21-1/2 X 2-11/16
    Depth later if it's a match @Gunner64
     
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    That looks top notch, the mg head we used to have was a bit wider than the 40c chassis, but I imagine if you put some sides on the opening it would take on a whole new, JMP, type of look
     
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    No, actually it already has that...it will fit..pretty much perfect fit. 1549832502472876930170962001417.jpg thats the back of the headbox
     
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    15498328802484608392680114751993.jpg the front has 3/8 coverage on both sides of box. It Will cover the 40c chassis by about 1/2" or so on both sides..and the front opening is right at 2 11/16. Depth front to back is about 9 1/2" .Drill the holes to mount the chassis and bobs your uncle. No where close to 250-300 bucks, and no fucking up your combo cab in case you change your mind.
     
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    I have never thought of it that way before, as you can pickup any of the 100 watt mg heads for 150$ or less if you shop around, we sold our mg100 fx as a half stack back in June , the youngster who purchased it, loves it and we gave him a great deal on it, so it’s still doing its job! Cheers Mitch
     
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    We Haven't heard from the op in a bit here., apparently his struggle with this is over.:) And Here I thought, in my own tightwad fashion, that I had a solution for him on the cheap. All I need from this headbox is the logo..I have no use for the box.
     
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    Table saws???

    Puh-lease.... all you REALLY need is a couple heavy clamps (4 would be better though), a triangle, a handsaw (although a jigsaw or a cutoff would help, they're not actually necessary), a sharp blade, hammer nails and glue (although screw clamp and glue is better)
     
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    The op wanted a headbox, and Asked if anyone had one hit him up. This mg box is pretty much the same thing, and I even added piping. He could of had it for the cost of postage. But either he has me on ignore, or it isn't a good enough solution to his struggle. Either way no response from the op, so I I'll just put it back on the shelf. I guess he'll have to Spend $250 or cut his cab down then.
     
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    Yes table saw is far more accurate, don’t have to follow the lines !
     
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    When I did one, I used masking tape and a circular saw. Worked perfect.
     
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  20. bobpick68

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    No it just doesnt make sense to me. I don't own an MG head and from what I see used prices, I wont be saving much money doing that. Cool idea it's just if I am gonna do that I figure I may as well swallow hard and buy the stagecraft chassis.
     

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